Try This Super Simple 3-Ingredient Pasta Sauce!

Broccoli pasta sauce
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This pasta sauce is so easy to make and you can make it with just three ingredients (four if you count salt!). It is also very adaptable and you can add any vegetable you please.


  • 1 broccoli
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 12 ounces of fusilli
  • 1 cup of pasta water
  • Salt to taste


  1. Begin by chopping broccoli roughly. Boil the broccoli in salty water for about 15 minutes until very soft. Make sure to not add too much water when boiling, but just enough to cover the broccoli.
  2. Meanwhile, cook your fusilli in very salty water and keep a cup of the pasta water when draining.
  3. Add your chopped garlic to broccoli and water. Remove from the heat add olive oil and blend. It should be very thick and creamy. If it’s too thick, you can add pasta water. Heat through to cook the garlic and salt to your preference.
  4. Add the cooked fusilli to the sauce and you are ready to serve. Add any parmesan, lemon, and black pepper if you fancy it, but it’s not necessary.